Subject: Re: Ya no me quieres? (Re: 'cause you don't love me anymore...) From: Infinity@world.std.com (Captain Infinity) Newsgroups: alt.fan.tom-servo,rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5,rec.arts.sf.tv Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 Message-ID: <email@example.com> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> Blackhawk wrote *some* of these things: >Well I'm far from an expert in the Spanish language, but I'll play one in a game or Deathmatch Battleship Bingo! Watch the blood fly, right >here. There are a number of "regional dialects" in Latin America which I'm sure are under the control of La Cosa Nostra. Areolae diameters, I am >told are quite distinct (some I can actually tell the difference myself). (With some others I need help from Mr. Wizard. Ay˙deme, Se˝or Mago!!!) >However Castillian Spanish seems to differ from all of the Latin American Indians on the reservation. That version of "Kemosabe" is odder than other >varieties. One distinction is the making of a soft "sth" sound instead of a guttural "urgh" when brass knuckles meet soft flesh. I often pronounce >the harder "ss" sound for the letter "c" in many words like "gracias" or "I clit a cheet, a cheet I clit, and on the clitted cheet I cit" or even >"Barcelona". There are a number of other differences, but that one always makes me giggle like a schoolgirl, or a witch with a whip. Nothing else >stands out to me. Just compare, oh say, the Spanish of Selina or Gloria Bunker to the nasal twang of Fran Drescher. Or the hawklike nose of Gloria >Estephan to the Gipsy Kings or even Julio Iglesias and you'll see what I'm trying to avoid saying, preferring instead to ramble so noone knows what I'm >talking about. There was an episode of "Young Indiana Jones" that had to use live actors instead of the usual clay dummies. And "Star Wars" had to >be dubbed once because LucasArts realized that they had accidentally hired Pig Latin Americans; everyone kept saying "Ooklay". Star Trek II employed >a group of Castillian actors to play the Mexicans who had been terrorized by Kahn. "We don't need no steenking comm batches!" Ceti Alpha V ruled >by Pancho Villa! Imagine how funny it would sound if a bunch of guys with sombreros & bumpy foreheads were spanked by Kang's Corinthian Leather Whip! ** Captain Infinity
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